Little Things Coffee
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Just ask Little Things café and coffee roastery, yet another smash hit addition to Blackburn’s ever-growing food scene.
The story behind these guys is pretty special. It's a 100% social enterprise whose profits go straight to World Vision, sponsoring the organisation’s humanitarian projects all over the world. Little Things roasts their own beans in-house and offers seasonal blends, single origins and bottomless filter coffee to boot. Find us a better place to sip our ethically-sourced cup o’ bean juice. We dare you.
If you like your coffee with a side of exposed industrial factory, you're gonna crush the aesthetic here. Little Things has a green soul (they even sell boutique planters and succulents on site), but the building itself has more of a warehouse-chic kinda vibe.
And the food? Pretty damn tasty. It's largely vegan fare, alongside some Melbourne staples (yes, you can get your smashed avo), Little Things make the most of seasonal, local produce. Try the roasted sweet potatoes with matcha—lime chilli salt and vegan mayo for a guilt-free indulgence, or perhaps the vegan BLT, with house mayo and coconut bacon. Yep, you read that right.
There's a range of pre-prepped sandwiches and rolls in the front cabinet too. Ham and rocket croissants, prosciutto on rye with chilli jam or vegan banana bread for $5 a slice.
If you’re looking for something a little more decadent to get you through your Monday-itis, their freshly baked goods should keep you happy. Vegan peanut butter and oreo brownie sound okay? Look at you, showing your humanitarian side...
Image credit: Jenna Fahey-White